Daily Archives: 2019-09-13

Function 8 pens their disappointment towards MHA for failing to respond to several of their correspondences

Civil rights group Function 8 took to its Facebook on Friday (13 September) to highlight their disappointment towards the civil servants in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for their failure to respond to several of the group’s correspondences. It added that the Ministry’s feedback unit does not even send out an automatic acknowledgment e-mail to the senders. “Function 8 …

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StanChart’s head working in SG for 10 years caught drunk driving

It was reported in the media today (13 Sep) that a global head at Standard Chartered Bank, Cristian Alexander Jonsson, 48, was caught for drink driving after midnight last Thu (5 Sep). Apparently, he had downed about seven glasses of wine at a restaurant in Dempsey Road before driving off. The Swede, who is a Singapore permanent resident, was fined …

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Public can enter the Istana for the first time at night on 6 October

In conjunction with the Istana 150 Commemorative Event, members of the public will be given an opportunity to enter the Istana for the first time at night, the President’s Office revealed on Thursday (12 September). The event, which commemorates the heritage site’s 150th anniversary, will be hosted by President Halimah Yacob and her husband Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee on 6 …

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“We have to take social protection seriously” – Economist Yeoh Lam Keong

At the inaugural PSP Speaker Series, moderator Khush Chopra reiterated speaker Yeoh Lam Keong’s message that it was a major policy error that has led the country’s failure in properly addressing poverty. Specifically, the country’s reliance on cheap foreign labour and related immigration policies have been tough on those at the bottom, the absolute poor. In terms of the working …

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Prison Run 2019 participant slams Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore for their “hypocritical” take on anti-death penalty

On Thursday (12 September), Mohammad Nafiz Kamarudin, founder of non-profit organisation Happy People Helping People Foundation, took to his Facebook to slam Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore for asking him to change his runner’s bib as it contains a message that is not in line with the organisation’s cause. Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore is an organisation that seeks to engage community …

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